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Sports News of Thursday, 4 June 2020


Gov't supported Kwasi Appiah as Black Stars coach - Sports Minister

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Minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Asaiamah has refuted suggestions that former Ghana coach, Kwasi Appiah did not have the full support of the government while he was in charge of the team.

Appiah was replaced by C.K Akonnor as Black Stars boss earlier this year after his contract expired last year, December 31.

Despite his exit, the Sports Ministry is yet to pay Kwesi Appiah's $185,000 of five months salary arrears.

However, Mr. Asiamah rubbished such suggestions indicating that Appiah had received the full backing of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during his time in charge.

“I have huge respect for Kwasi Appiah. He has done a lot for mother Ghana. I had direct orders from the President to give him all the support he needed, which I did. So it’s not that we don’t care about him,” Asiamah said at a press briefing on Wednesday.

He also insisted that the former Al Khartoum manager will be paid his unpaid wages.

“We have paid all his salary for the two years he signed. It is the contract extension, and even that, we have paid some. I can assure the nation that gradually, we shall pay all his entitlements.


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